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Monument record MDR13794 - The Tors Quarries, Bennetts Lane, Crich

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Full Description

Crich Quarry, Cromford was included in a report into the potential to re-establish the roofing slate industry of the South Pennines region. It is a series of quarries running along The Tors through Crich. Those visited did not show and fissile rock. (1) The 1st edition 25" ordnance survey map of c. 1880 shows a series of quarries, running north to south along The Tors, at the side of the Crich Mineral Railway [SMR 18420]. (2) Modern maps show the quarries as disused, houses have been built within them. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hughes, T (PDNPA). 1996. The Grey Slates of the South Pennines, Volume Two: The Quarries and the Slates. p 84, Quarry Number Q61.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). Current Mastermap and 1:10000 series.



Grid reference Centred SK 3492 5379 (142m by 585m)

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Record last edited

Jan 29 2018 12:29PM

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